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How can I find my house after I search for it? I don’t see it.

After you search for your address in the search bar and the map jumps to the location where it thinks you are trying to get to, try zooming in a bit more and panning the screen around until you find your house. Look for landmark trees or other items in your neighborhood (pools, cul-de-sacs, crossroads). […]

After you search for your address in the search bar and the map jumps to the location where it thinks you are trying to get to, try zooming in a bit more and panning the screen around until you find your house. Look for landmark trees or other items in your neighborhood (pools, cul-de-sacs, crossroads). One tried and true way is find the road you live on (they are labeled), and follow it until you recognize the property. Sometimes the satellite images provided by Google are up to 3 years old. That means the site you are looking for could be entirely different now (Fewer trees? Bigger trees? More buildings? Different cars in the driveway?). If you really feel the map is in the wrong location, try returning to the search bar and adding a more specific address. You can also locate the town you are trying to add a site to by zooming out and then just manually panning around the map, following the same roads you would use to drive to your site until you locate it.

Also, it is important to note, sometimes Google has it wrong and they display the wrong location for an address. Google has an error reporting system that you should use to let them know about this error. You should absolutely take advantage of this service.

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